New DuckDuckGo tool to block apps from tracking Android users

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New DuckDuckGo tool to block apps from tracking Android users

San Francisco, Nov 22 | Privacy-focused search engine Science is launching ‘App Tracking Protection for Android’ into beta, a new feature that will block third-party trackers like Google and Facebook lurking in other apps.

These hidden app trackers are creepy because they can track everything you do in an app and also can continue to track you even when you are not using the app.

“Many of these trackers are designed to record your activity in real-time: where you are, what you are doing, where you have been, and even how many hours you sleep at night,” the search engine said in a blog post.

Over 96 percent of the popular free Android apps DuckDuckGo tested contained hidden third-party trackers. Of those, 87 percent sent data to Google and 68 percent sent data to Facebook.

Apple recently introduced App Tracking Transparency, a feature for iPhones and iPads that asks users in each app whether they want to allow third-party app tracking or not, with the vast majority of people opting out.

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“However, most smartphone users worldwide use Android, where no similar feature exists. In fact, advertisers are now spending more money on Android apparently because it is now easier to track you there. That is why we are excited to announce the beta of App Tracking Protection for Android,” the search engine informed.

After enabling App Tracking Protection, the DuckDuckGo app will detect when your Android apps are about to send data to third-party tracking companies found in our app tracker dataset, and block those requests.

App Tracking Protection is not a virtual private network (VPN), though your device will recognize it as one.

“However, App Tracking Protection is different from VPNs because it never routes app data through an external server,” said DuckDuckGo, which has surpassed 100 million daily search queries.

Launched in 2008, DuckDuckGo’s search engine is far behind Google but the latest controversies around user data privacy have helped it gain momenta like Telegram and Signal.

DuckDuckGo has been selected as the default search engine in the highly-secure chat platform Tor Browser and is often the default search engine in the private browsing modes of several other browsers.

Source: IANS

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Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

The Indian market recovered sharply on the last trading day amid the weekend after a continuous fall. Market has managed to halt above 16000 Nifty levels after continuous losing streak. Index reacted violently, grasping Indian as well as global factors throughout the week. Simultaneously, Inflation is catching up and profit margins are taking a hit.

 

Sensex advanced 1532 points or 2.90 percent while Nifty gained 484 points or 3.07 percent in a week. Simultaneously, Bank nifty has overcome bear’s dominance ending the session with 3.49 percent gain. Sectorally,Nifty Metal saw the highest gains of 7.40 percent followed by the Realty and Auto added over 4% gain. On the flip side Nifty IT tumbled 2.82 percent on weekly basis. Midcap and Small Cap measures rising nearly 2 percent as well.

In Nifty stock, EICHERMOT gained 11.31% while TECHM lost 5.98% on a weekly basis. INDIA VIX closes at 23.10 suggests volatility driven market is going to remain intact. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 17000 Nifty followed by 16800 Nifty strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 16000 Nifty followed by 15800 Nifty strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed a Tweezer Bottom type pattern in the weekly chart suggesting a short term buying rally may drive the market until monthly expiry. On the daily chart, price has rebounded from the lower Bollinger band as well.

Momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a positive crossover & reversed from oversold zone. However, Index is still struggling to get the support of 50 Simple Moving Average in daily chart. Short term investors and traders are advised to work with option strategies to neutralize the volatility. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15700 mark while on the upside 16700 followed by 16500 may act as an immediate resistance. While Bank nifty has support around 32500 while resistance is placed at 36000 on weekly chart.

Sumeet Bagadia
Executive Director
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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